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Poster: Freebmovies Date: Nov 5, 2009 1:20pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

Being Uploaded right NOW: Mark of The Hawk-1958

Soon To Be Uploaded
-Eagle in A Cage-1972
-A High Quality Quicktime Version of "Escape From Sobibor"

Thinking About
-The Amazing Mr.X(b&w version)

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Nov 9, 2009 6:05pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

Checked out MARK OF THE HAWK's details page and found no movie files available for download. Is it copyright and had to be taken down or what? Sure would like to see this one again.

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Nov 5, 2009 7:26pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

"Escape from Sobibor" was removed for copyright violations, IIRC.

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:05am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

"Escape from Sobibor" was not removed, It's still somewhere on the Archive I believe.

Some copies don't have a Copyright notice, but the correct ones should have - it was produced by a British Company for CBS in America, but I don't think it was registered for Copyright.

This post was modified by John Quigley on 2009-11-06 14:05:21

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Poster: John Quigley Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:02am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

The information I got was from a Copy I saw on the Internet that lacked a notice, perhaps it was removed.

However, I believe that for the time being it's safe to have up on the Archive?
As long as they don't register the film for Copyright, the distributors can't be held liable.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:52am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

It would be difficult to remove the notices. There are four pages of credits between the notice and the copy warning and the notice appears in the middle of the credits (at least 10 pages from the end title.)

Its not really safe to have here. I think the copyright owners are actively going after infringments. Some DVD editions have been withdrawn. There are 3 good reasons why it shouldn't be on IA.

1) There are some statutory penalties and criminal copyright infringement penalties that can be applied if the film is unregistered. They can also take you to court to get a declarative order or injunction, which costs a lot in court and lawyer fees.

2) And the underlying texts are registered:
Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke [i.e. Richard L. Rashke].
Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TX0001041734 / 1982-12-28
Title: Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke [i.e. Richard L. Rashke].
Imprint: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., 1982.
Description: 389 p.
Copyright Claimant: Richard Rashke
Date of Creation: 1982
Date of Publication: 1982-09-21
Previous Registration: Appl. identifies photos. & quotes as preexisting material.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "all new text."
Names: Rashke, Richard L.

From the ashes of Sobibor / by Thomas Blatt, co-author, Dena Blatt.
Type of Work: Text
Registration Number / Date: TXu000166899 / 1984-07-23
Title: From the ashes of Sobibor / by Thomas Blatt, co-author, Dena Blatt.
Description: Sheets (438 p.)
Copyright Claimant: Thomas Blatt & Dena Blatt
Date of Creation: 1984
Previous Registration: Prev. reg. as Never say you walk the final road, 1978, TXu 20-676 & 1979.
Basis of Claim: New Matter: "additional text & editorial revisions."
Other Title: Never say you walk the final road
Names: Blatt, Dena
Blatt, Thomas, 1927-

3) IA Feature Films is for Public Domain films. Films published between 1964 and 1989 that contain valid copyright notices but are unregistered for copyright are not Public Domain.

The copy that is on IA: http://www.archive.org/details/Escape_From_Sobibor.avi contains the valid copyright notices.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-06 14:52:16

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Nov 6, 2009 6:51am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

I've collected loads of "PD" copies of this movie over the years they all run 119 mins and contain the copyright notice "Copyright C 1987 By Zeneth Productions Limited All Rights Reserved". This notice is compliant with the law and even though the film has not been registered for US copyright, it is covered by valid copyright. Screen caps of the notice and copyright protection warning are shown below.

Distributors are taking advantage of the production company's inability to pursue legal action against infringement of the film (while its not registered). Obviously, their plans to release the restored 145 min version on DVD in the US has prompted them to reign in the use of the 119 min version. I would expect that they will probably register the copyright.

NOTE: The post above, which this was a reply to, has since been edited and originally contained the statement that the film is public domain because the British producers failed to include a copyright notice in the original US network broadcast on the assumption that the film was covered by crown copyright.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2009-11-06 14:51:15

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Poster: Blade_Runner Date: Nov 5, 2009 5:51pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: FreeBmovie's UpComing Uploads

The Amazing Mr. X is already here.

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